Map of Pennsylvania’s disputed colony territory

6 Feb

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Originally posted in the Pittsburgh History Journal

Pennsylvania challenged Virginia’s claim to Pittsburgh by arresting Dr. John Connolly and removing him to Hannastown to stand trial.

Squabbles between Virginia and Pennsylvania over which colony had jurisdiction over the region continued for more than 20 years. The dispute culminated in 1774 with a clash that saw rival militias and magistrates threatening and arresting each other…Resolution of the boundary dispute had to wait until after the American Revolution, when the Mason-Dixon Line — the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania — was extended westward.

This was in and around 1774.

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